Dr. Song Xiaolei, professor of the Northwest University, obtained her Ph.D. in 2008 from Dept. of Biomedical Engineering at Tsinghua University. From 2009 to 2019 she was working in Dept. of Radiology and Institute of Cell Engineering at Johns Hopkins University, firstly as a postdoctoral fellow, and then as a Research Associate and a tenure-tracked Assistant Professor.
Dr. Song's research interest is novel MRI and multi-modality imaging techniques, with smart multi-”omics” analysis, for visualization of molecular and cellular events in pre-clinical and clinical applications. Her academic career was fostered by more than 15 years of extensive training and experience in biomedical molecular imaging, with a focus on fluorescence molecular tomography and Chemical Exchange Saturation Transfer (CEST-MRI). She has been inventing in vivo imaging techniques for sensing inflammation，glycosylation levels of certain proteins and other metabolic changes in various diseases including cancers and neurological disorders.